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breaking news as chile's first rescued miners go safely into the arms of their family. and -- >> i'm sorry it happened. >> apology not accepted. the no holds bar debate between jerry brawn and meet meet the real meg whitman: serving on the board of goldman sachs, whitman was caught reaping millions from insider stock deals. after ebay shareholders sued and a judge cited the obvious conflict of interest she was forced to pay the money back. what kind of person would be involved in deals a fellow republican congressman called corrupt? and in her last year at ebay whitman paid herself $120 million right before the company laid off 10% of it's workers. we're choosing a governor, shouldn't character matter?
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out of the mine and into the arms of family they they haven't seen in 69 days. the chilean miners trapped underground since august fifth are being brought one by one. we have a live feed from chile. a rescued capsule has been going back and forth all evening. this is the family of the fourth miner coming up from this capsule any moment now. >> we saw the first miner emerge about three hours ago. a crowd of thousands is
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watching this drama unfold at the mine site itself along with a billion people around the world. >> amy hollyfield is here now and this is a moment of great pride for chile. >> the president of chile says this country is capable of great things. there is so much pride that even the capsule used to rescue them is red, white and blue, the country of the country's flag. the first miner out is 31 years old and very shy and chosen to go first because he is in the best condition. he was the first miner brought to the surface. after 69 days and a half mile journey through a narrow rescue shaft the much-anticipated rescue was actually happening. his wife and seven-year-old son burst into tears as they got the hug they waited for. avalos was then loaded on to a stretcher and taken to a medical triage for the first of a battery of tests. an hour later a second miner emerged to another big
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welcome. he brought souvenir rocks to laughing rescuers. after many hugs he lieded to take a victory lap well coming well wishers. since then, another grateful miner has emerged. the original plan was for these moments to be private and shielded from the public. but officials changed their minds at the last minute and decided to share this with the world. and the world was watching. an estimated billion people tuned in for the nerve-wracking rescue. this group of friends gathered in san francisco to watch. they are all originally from chile. >> there is a little knot in my throat especially see the the kid and his father coming down. >> watching it alone at their own homes would not be the same. they say coming together to share this moment felt right.
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>> we are part of something really really incredible. >> after the first miner was rescued, they also felt a burst of patriotism. >> i am happy and proud to be chilean and proud of the moment and what is happening. >> each round trip takes about an hour. the entire operation is expected to last 36 hours. >> i don't know if they will be all nightwatching. >> the miners have been trapped since august fifth when several hundred thousand tons of rock collapsed. no one has tried to pull miners from this deep underground before, so it is a risky operation. and it won't be are cked a success until -- considered a success until all 33 are out safely. back to you. >> thank you, amy. well so many amazing storyies. "nightline" is devoting an hour to this story, and the special edition starts after this newscast here on abc7.
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>> stay tuned for that. it is a remarkable night. we'll get back to that later. to politics and the governor's office. meg whitman and brown faced off in their debate, and it was contentious. mark matthews is live at the dominican university, the site of the showdown where mark whitman came out swinging. >> she did. we have seen her in the past be robotic. but tonight she was counter punching. the heat in the debate was turned up 15 minutes in when jerry brown turned to meeting whitman and challenged her proposal to eliminate the capital gains tax on investments. whitman fired back. >> i would like to ask you, how much money will you save if these tax breaks were in affect this year or last year? >> you know what i'm an investor and investors will benefit, but so will job
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creators. and i was a job creator. you know what we have to get smown in office who knows qha the conditions are for small businesses to grow and thrive. >> my track record is creating jobs. your business is politics. you have been doing this for 40 years. >> when the moderator asked brown about one of his staffers calling whitman a whore whitman said -- mugged while the staffer has not been identified. >> this is a conversation picked up on a cell phone with a gar belled transmission, very hard to detect who it is. i don't want to get into how it is used, but the campaign apologized promptly, and i have proven that apology tonight. >> meeting whitman was not having any of it. on the budget, brown said he would cut the governor's office. >> i want something entirely different. i want the governor to cut 10 to 15% out of his budget and
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then the legislature and a number of other cuts that if we have the time i will outline them. >> whitman pounced again. >> do you know how much the budget is? >> a lot more than when i was there. >> the governor's office budget is $18 million. if he cuts 15% out of the budget he will save $2.7 million which is less than .001 of 1% of the budget deficit we face. if that is your plan for fixing the budget, we have big problems ahead of us. >> brown scored on immigration, first bringing up how whitman treated her housekeeper after whitman found out she was there illegally. >> i don't want to get into that story. it is a sorry tale there after working for nine years she didn't even get her a lawyer. at least i could tell you that could be done. >> he went to chastise whitman for advocating a temporary workers program with no path toward citizenship. >> that is treating people from mexico bringing them in and working them and sending
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them back. i don't think it is human and i don't think it is right. >> that was about the biggest applause line of the night for jerry brown. scoring the debates, the one in davis the first was a draw. brown was the winner in the next and whitman counter punching better in this last debate at dominican university. meeting whitman gave her campaign another $20 million today. reporting from dominican university in san rafael, mark matthews abc news. >> thank you, mark. another dangerously warm fall day is on tap for tomorrow. right now there are excessive heat and red flag warnings in affect. sandhya patel has the latest for us. sandhya? >> the excessive heat warning is with us in affect until 8:00 p.m. tomorrow night. for san francisco and for the bay shoreline, we are expecting another warm afternoon with highs near 90 degrees.
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red flag warnings remain in affect until sikdz:00 tomorrow morning. for the north bay mountains and the east bay hills and the diablo range, we are talking about gusty, north, northeasterly winds. these are very drying winds, up to 20 miles an hour. the relative humidity is 10 to 20%. so dry conditions, gusty winds, not a good combination. the red flag warning will expire after tomorrow morning at 6:00 a.m. the heat continues tomorrow afternoon, but we are expecting cooling beginning on thur. we'll be back with all of that in a few minutes. >> thank you, sandhya. now back live to chile. the fourth miner to be rescued is emerging from the shaft where he has been with the other miners for 69 straight days. >> that is his wife there anxiously awaiting his uh section. here he is in this capsule. they are about to open it up. he is the fourth to be rescued. it is taking an hour per miner so far this evening. >> and that means there are 29 miners still left below ground. this process will continue for
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hours and hour. so far so good. all seems to be going like clockwork. >> these are the healthiest of miners being brought up first. they described three groups the healthiest coming now, the next group will be the sicker miners followed by healthy miners again in the last group to come up. >> the fourth miner now emerging. we will continue to monitor that. a full hour coming up on our newscast. moving on a man who disguises himself as a woman has been spotted snapping pictures in a uc berkeley locker room. now, this guy's bizarre mo. >> at uc berkeley's recreational sport facility, warning signs are posted about a man who has been taking cell phone pictures of women in the showers. >> he appeared to be wearing a wig. they believed he was a man trying to disguise himself as a woman. >> i was in the locker room on wednesday afternoon.
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i didn't see anything happen. i didn't see anyone suspicious. but it is a little disturbing. >> the first incident happened last monday around around 9:30 p.m. >> i saw one of the girls running and freaking out. >> by the time he struck again at 4:30 staff members had a good description on him. >> the person is described as a hispanic male or indian male approximately 5 foot 6 and 140 pounds and at the time he had a white gym towel wrapped around his head. >> the sports center is open to the public, but students and gym members need an id card to access the locker rooms. police say it is possible he snuck in some other way. that is being investigated as well as the surveillance videotape taken on both days. >> i don't really have a choice. i have to change here. but maybe i will look around for suspicious people. >> police are quietly working to catch the suspect but they
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may never restore the sense of security that's been shattered here. on the campus of uc berkeley, alan wang abc7 news. the city of fremont is allowing a housing project by the catholic church to move forward on the site of an old cemetery. the council voted unanimously to let the project continue. the church has moved the remains of more than 200 people from the old saint joseph cemetery to a field nearby to make room for a neighborhood. opponents worry more are still in the field. the next step is for city staff to review architecture will rai designs. new homes may be available by 2012. is don't ask don't tell done? a federal judge in california rules to lift the ban on gays in the military. >> also ahead new hope from the outpouring of support for a sick baby girl in san ["knock on wood" playing]
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there is a key court victory for opponents of the military's don't ask don't tell policy. a federal judge issued an injunction halting an injunction on the openly gay service members. soon after the ruling we spoke with gay veterans at san francisco's american legion post. >> it is really plain field for all citizens to go in and volunteer to serve their country. >> some critics say don't ask, don't tell's fate should be decided by the military's top brass and not by a judge. >> an uh browpt -- an abrupt injunction by a judge simply -- it disrespects the process that is necessary. >> gay rights groups are telling service members not to make their sexual orientation public just yet. the justice department has 60-days to appeal the ruling. the obama administration now
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must decide whether they will approve the policy they want repealed. they are trying to help a baby girl in desperate need of a liver transplant. without the transplant eight-month-old nikki carter seen here yesterday has no chance of recovering. nikki's mom says the ucsf transplant center sent out materials to the possible donor. one went to a sacramento woman who test results make her a promising candidate. >> he had all of her blood work done, and everything looked good. i am ecstatic. it is so exciting. >> if you think you may be able to help nikki carter or if you can become an organ donor, we have information at abc7news.com. you will find it under see it otv. >> let's hope we can get a match. we have dangerous fire conditions that will persist for awhile longer. >> sandhya patel has been following that. >> the red flag warnings continue until 6:00 for the north and the east bay hills. we are looking at low humidity
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overnight and gusty winds over the hill tops. here are today's high temperatures. we have records to talk about. oakland airport 91 degrees. sfo was a record at 91. san jose tied the record coming in at 93 degrees. notice the warmth around places like san francisco. 89 today. 86 in half moon bay. remember half moon bay was in the 60s. places like pacifica,86 today. a good 25 degrees warmer than yesterday. so that half shore flow provided for the warmth today. and here is a beautiful view from the high definition emeryville camera. the sunset at 6:36 p.m. and it was stunningly clear. things are inning chaing and we will talk about that in a moment. current con -- conditions in the hills are two miles an hour in the north bay mountains. the wind has dropped off. east bay hills gusting to 20 out of the northeast. it is very drying. you look at the relative
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humidities, and they are hovering around 23 to 24%. we do expect it to remain dry overnight. the numbers around the rest of the bay area look like this. we have 50s and 60s. but still some 70s around san francisco, oakland, fremont and down toward the south bay and san jose. inland in antioch 76 degrees. so the fire danger remains high. one more warm to hot day. and then a cooling trend on thursday. that will be in thable until sunday. we are already noticing some changes. this is the latest satellite picture. fog around the monterey bay. it has worked its way all the way up toward the san mateo county coast. so places like tess ask you dare row -- fog near half moon bay. offshore flow will continue overnight. it has weakened which is what allowed the southly wind flow to bring the fog up along the
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san mateo county coast. we are expecting to remain a mild night. most areas in the 60s. the coastal areas low to mid50s. in the north bay in the mid50s. tomorrow will be a spare the air day. poor air quality inland east -- east bay and for the rest of the bay area. here are the temperatures for your wednesday in the south bay. 94 in campbell and los gatos. if you like the heat, you will enjoy tomorrow. all in the low 90s from millbrae down toward mountain view. half moon bay, in the the drop in temperatures. the down sloping wind weakens and you are going down to 80 degrees. downtown san francisco, a warm 87. in the north bay temperatures in the mid-nineties for santa rosa sonoma, east bay. 91 in oakland, hercules. inland communities in the low to mid-nineties. 93 for concord and livermore. 84 in santa cruz. here is your accu-weather seven-day forecast. it is a warm to hot wednesday followed by a little cooling
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on thursday. much cooler conditions by the weekend. by sunday we are talking about a 22-degree drop. only 72 in the warmest locations. so the fire danger will go down as we head into the weekend. >> sounds good. thanks sandhya. >> habitat for humanity helps the bay area family make their home in marin county. >> turning a foreclosed home >> so, ah, your seat good? got the mirrors all adjusted? you can see everything ok? just stay off the freeways, all right? i don't want you going out on those yet. and leave your phone in your purse, i don't want you texting. >> daddy... ok! ok, here you go. be careful. >> thanks dad. >> and call me--but not while you're driving. we knew this day was coming. that's why we bought a subaru.
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. bonnie lawrence owns a renovated home in san rafael. she bought it for $297,000. it is a marin county bargain. she also put in about 500 hours of sweat equity during the remodeling. bonnie is especially delighted for her two daughters. >> they are excited but they don't want to leave their home that they know. they say, we can do this, do that. maybe we should start with a bird. i think they will really,
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really like it. >> this is habitat for humanity's second marin county project. the first was in novato. the peninsula humane society and spca is discounting cat that are black or orange, the giants' colors, of course. garfield and bell will be adoptable for just $9. nine innings in baseball and cats have nine lives. it can be up to $80 normally. it lasts through halloween. we have details at abc7news.com. they have garfield and bell. >> there you go. go giants! >> larry is here with sports. >> next you will see brian wilson with the black and orange hair. >> it can't be worse than what he has got. >> the giants catch up with the phillies and the rangers make history for the first time in five decades. sports is next.
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can a smartphone be its own guardian angel ? can it keep an eye out for itself literally show and tell you where it is when you don't even know yourself ? droid can with lookout mobile security, one of thousands of free apps for the droid x and droid 2 by motorola. available on the ever-expanding android market. when there's no limit to what droid gets there's no limit to what droid does. as governor, he balanced budgets without raising taxes. and california created 1.9 million jobs. as attorney general, jerry brown took on wall street banks, mortgage scammers and public officials stealing from taxpayers. at this stage in his life, jerry brown has the independence to make the tough decisions california needs. as governor i'll cap government salaries and pensions. on the budget, we have to face reality. make do with what we have. and no taxes without voter approval.
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good evening. how much is a guy like tim halladay or timlin saw come worth? that's what cliff leigh did in a decisive game five. it is a 1-1 game in the fourth. nelson cruz is stealing. he throw itself into left field. must have been the blue thing that got in his eyes. 2-1 texas as the run scores. leigh was dominating stuff. a big hook there. upton and then johnson. you will get nothing and like it. he strikes out the side in the fourth. 3-1 texas in the 9th. here it comes and there it goes. a two-run homer. leigh would go the distance. a 6-hit shutout. he strikes out 11. here is upton popping out for
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the final. the rangers win their first playoff series in 50 years. franchise history. they face the yanks in the alcs. here is ron washington. >> we certainly played the type of baseball we are capable of playing. everything you can think of we did. we ran the bases and pitched and played defense. in the end we showed some power. >> sure did. >> by now the giants have gotten the champagne out of their clothes and are focusing on the national league championship series that begins saturday in philadelphia. unlike teams in the bond era, these giants don't have a up -- don't have a superstar. cody ross have come through. the giants picked this guy up off waivers and he delivered consistent clutch base hits. last night he broke up the no hitter and also had what was the game and series winning hit. >> a month and a half ago i didn't think i would be hitting here talking with you right now. i am so happy i am getting an opportunity to do it. there are a lot of guys that are used to playing every day
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over here. we put our egos aside and decided we had one goal in mind and that was to win. >> he has been a great pick up. here is the nlcs schedule. the first two games in philly. lincecum versus halladay. games three, four and five at at&t park. six and seven if necessary are scheduled for philly. everybody is focused on the giants. the warriors and the head coach under the radar. pre-season in sacramento. this is why you play pre-season. look out girls. without authority. ellis with 18 points in 28 minutes. a sweet reverse there. he dropped 16. the kings get the win 116-97. the rookie with 20. >> at least he didn't break his neck. >> or land on the cheerleader. that's what i was worried about. >> we are out of time. thanks for watching.
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